Did you know that I crochet?! And I love it! It's my old lady obsession along with any kind of comfy clothes. Ha! My great grandma (GG) actually taught me how to crochet several years ago and from there I got hooked (HAHA) and have learned to read patterns and have made so many different fun things! Right now I am working on SOO much, I have finished 3 stuffed dinosaurs, working on an egg apron for my sister and made her a pineapple purse, a stuffed shark for my other sister, working on a massive watermelon blanket just for fun so that's taking the longest, and then I am making a dinosaur rug..yeah. So if you ever look up crochet patterns on Pinterest or Etsy you will see why it's so exciting getting to try these new patterns and fun things!
I also know how to knit ( that was something I took up in the last year or so and I really did it because I wanted to make bonnets for newborn shoots) but also really enjoy it as well. The big difference is two needles versus one and that fact that I really have to use both my hands fully where when I crochet one hand holds yarn and the work and the other the needle, knitting is everything in both hands.
I sew some basic things, like rice packs, and fix things for my family, I've made newborn stretchy pants for shoots, and last week I even made an attempt to make a maxi skirt and I have to say it went pretty well! But the fabric is a little too see through on it's own so I'll have to decided what to do about that. But definitely something I enjoyed doing and something fun for myself! I am really thinking about attempting to make a maternity gown for shoots, I think that would be so fun and exciting to see two things I create in one!
I also really like making pacifier clips and teethers with the silicone balls, I've made Olivia quite a few and she loves chewing on them all! Also really awesome gifts to give to the new members of our family!
I have ventured off creating and making all kinds of things, I've made baby headbands, I refinished an antique highchair that I found on the side of the road for free and it was seriously the most awesome thing!! (If you saw Olivia's 9 month portraits/blog then you saw the highchair)! Another one of my most favorite creations was a simple wood box that Nick helped make the box and then I decorated the inside, and I probably like it SO much because it's all fall stuff and I just have this LOVE LOVE relationship with all things fall. haha!
Here's a few pictures of my recent projects and I'll dig some up of my older ones!! So fun!!